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With Halo Losing Ground to PS5’s God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, Another Xbox Exclusive Franchise Reportedly Going Open World Like Starfield to Boost Sales

With Halo Losing Ground to PS5's God of War, Ghost of Tsushima, Another Xbox Exclusive Franchise Reportedly Going Open World Like Starfield to Boost Sales

 Since Starfield‘s announcement, games have been flying out of every gaming publisher like it is nothing. In 2023, this is happening a lot more. This is the reason why gamers are in a heavenly space. With games like Baldur’s Gate 3 and Starfield in the line, it is like a festival for them. But these games often create rivalries. The best comes from two of the console companies – Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation.

Their rivalry is so intense that their consoles are released at the same time. When one performs better than the other, the former does something better the next time. Keeping that pattern in mind, Xbox is set to make one of its exclusive games, open-world. This is their next strategy after Halo Infinite failed to live up to its hype due to PlayStation’s God of War and Ghost of Tsushima.

Gears 6 To Feature An Open World?

Nick Baker on XboxEra Podcast
Nick Baker on XboxEra Podcast

Gears of War franchise is an Xbox exclusive franchise. Their last game was Gears 5, which was released in 2019. The game was considered a hit, and in these four years, the fans’ appetite has increased. They want the next installment to be released soon. Even though there is a possibility, one of the famous gamers in Australia, Nick Baker, also known as “Spheshal Nick” said it might take longer to release than the fans expect.

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During an XboxEra Podcast, he mentioned the possibility of Gears 6 having an open world. Gears 5 was somewhat of a semi-open world. So that leaves space for an open world in the next installment. Being a gamer, Nick Baker said that the gaming community would have choices. Open World will provide them with tons of choices. They can continue their campaign, play side missions, or just explore the world.

Gears of War
Gears of War

With the thought of Gears 6 in mind, it could be made by Unreal Engine 5. Microsoft is slowly shifting its focus to an open world. Halo Infinite, released in 2021, showcased a semi-open world. Instead of a drastic transition, they are trying to introduce open-world gaming slowly. It will be a sight to behold if Gears becomes an open-world game, since it is filed with intense action sequences.

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Gears 6 To Follow Starfield?

The first Gears of War game was released in 2007. It was developed by Epic Games and published by Xbox Game Studios. Since then, it has become a fan-favorite video game franchise. Gears has won several awards and remains one of the best-selling Xbox exclusive games. But people change with time. The focus shifted from linear world games to open world games. PlayStation is done with the transition, but Microsoft is still progressing.

Gears 6 to follow Starfield?
Gears 6 to follow Starfield?

With Gear 6, they could officially finish their transition to the open-world game. Their upcoming release, Starfield, will be an open-world game. So, the possibility of Gears 6 being an open-world game is not far-fetched. But for the moment, there is no confirmed news. It is still only a speculation. Only official pages can confirm the thoughts. For the moment, is it better to wait and see how Microsoft deals with the open-world games, like Starfield.

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Source: Insider Gaming

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